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Re: “What Constitutes a 'Clean, Sober and Safe' House in Idaho?

When we declared a "War on Drugs", we quickly became the most incarcerated nation in the world. Who are these people? 67% of them have the diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder. In case you missed it, the Surgeon General recently released a report on how this disease is affecting our country and our communities:

The percentage of individuals in recovery who might need a "safe, clean and sober home" who have not had any criminal justice system involvement is quite small.... (Quite frankly, I find it odd that the operator of this house, who has had criminal justice system involvement himself, has taken such a stance.)

Here's a thought: What if we provided treatment and support? What if we didn't marginalize or discriminate against a person who has faced the demons of addiction and wants to heal and be a productive member of our community?

What if we quit thinking of these individuals as "them" and started realizing that they are US!???

Posted by Monica Forbes on 04/24/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

While some may scoff at Polyamory, I think people should step back a second and learn more. It is not about wanton sex although there is nothing wrong with that between consenting adults. Poly is about consent and honesty which is much better than the moralizers that act chaste in the light of day but engage in undercover affairs without the knowledge of their spouse.

Posted by Walter White on 04/24/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Alaska Glacier Vodka


Posted by Walter White on 04/24/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Former Intelligence Official: Trump Conflict With Spy Agencies Creates ‘Dangerous Moment’

Yes, It is very dangerous when the spy agencies realize the new guy will take control of them. Several agencies simply need to be forever shuttered and the rest put in the corner where they can be watched. Where is Frank Church when we need him.

Posted by Drudge on 04/23/2017 at 2:15 AM

Re: “Paris Police Officer Dies in Champs-Élysées Shooting

Posted by Drudge on 04/23/2017 at 2:12 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Valley County /Meadow Valley Falls Short in 'America's Best Communities' Awards

They don't have enough subsidized housing for such an award. Now maybe if they get a bunch of free housing and a free needle exchange vending machine they will be in the running.

Posted by Bob Gelddoff on 04/23/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Russia's Shadow-War in a Wary Europe

The French economy is about the same size as Texas -- so who cares! Oh, you're worried because it's one of 5 countries in the EU that pay their own bills? Still, who cares.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Gelddoff on 04/23/2017 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Ted Challenger on His Past, the China Blue Stabbing and Tighter Security

Why do these guys go broke then reappear over and over. Who keeps giving them loans.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Gelddoff on 04/23/2017 at 12:06 AM

Re: “Russia's Shadow-War in a Wary Europe

The Russian rigged the election thing fell flat here, but over there Russia has no need to spy in France. The French will sell anything to anyone. For example: During the Falkland Islands War. French aviation technicians in Argentina repaired aircraft and Exocet missiles used to kill British and sink British ships.

If the alt-right wins in France it will be because the traditional French people have grown tired of the violence and hatred from the invaders.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Gelddoff on 04/23/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

By all means let us know everything there is to know about 'ethics' when some of your members don't hire prostitutes and have them send death threats and such to young women they obsess over and/or ex-partners. If that's what you want call 'poly' these days...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Natan Avi on 04/22/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Trump Issues Disaster Declarations for 11 Southern Idaho Counties Ravaged By Winter Storms

and were just going to over look the fact that the Chemtrails have nothing to do with the nations heavy winter? Our own Idaho Power Company stated they seed the sky thru their company. The UN stated that Chemtrails are real and what chemicals are being sprayed on us. The DOD published books on controlling the weather, since the 40's, and who hasn't looked to see a TIC TAC TOE in the sky? Butch Otter is Simplot/Monsanto, who makes the Chem-Trails just like Agent Orange that is now sprayed on tobacco and other produce we eat.
My concern is the damage to homes and people that the insurance that they have will not cover their costs. In my opinion, so many will loose.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Karen Sufficool on 04/21/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Juke Joint Movie Night: Chasin' Da Blues

Sponsored by the Boise Blues Society and Radio Boise

Posted by Norman Davis on 04/21/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Boise Blues Society 25th Year CD Release Party

This one will be a barn-burner!

Posted by Norman Davis on 04/21/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Is BoDo Prime Real Estate?

Which buildings are these? and were they new, or repurposed?

Posted by slfisher on 04/21/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

Im glad to see that Boise is going backwards in morals..

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Jon Holems on 04/20/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

This conference was absolutely wonderful and represents a huge step forward in society. Polyamory is based on developing excellent communication skills, negotiating needs (as opposed to automatically expecting your partner to meet them) and creating relationships that actually make the people in them healthy and happy instead of shoving them into a cookie cutter cultural norm that may not actually serve them well. All of the skills used to create successful polyamorous relationships can benefit monogamous relationships too. Very much so. Jealousy is sadly often confused with love and seen as something insurmountable. It is the thing most people are curious about when they first hear of polyamory. Yet upon thoughtful examination, jealousy often represents a specific fear. When the fear is discussed with your loved one it offers both parties an opportunity to show how much they care and assure the fearful one that they are loved and supported. If jealousy is treated as something impossible to get over, many great opportunities for connection and reassurance are lost.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Prairiesun on 04/20/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

Karen, To compare relationships between consenting adults to pedophelia does a terrible injustice to children. Children are NOT consenting adults. What a horrifically incorrect, insensitive and downright sick thing to say. I fear for the children in any persons life if they cannot see the difference between pedophelia and consenting adults. YIKES!!!!!!

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Prairiesun on 04/20/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

JFC....... Why does this remind me of a south park episode ? Maybe there will be a pedophile OPEN group next month.

4 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Karen Sufficool on 04/19/2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Is BoDo Prime Real Estate?

Sounds like the rent for the Little Guy need to be lowered. Urban Outfitters will be gone soon, moving to Meridian Village.

Posted by Karl Fengler on 04/19/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

What next? Let them be whoever and however they want. I'd bet that jealousies would be hard to control. Live and let live, but it doesn't sound enticing at all to me.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ezmeralda on 04/19/2017 at 6:44 PM


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